This is a collection of thirteen illustrated essays on the art of the print, ranging from Renaissance and 17th century works to the masters of contemporary art -- Kandinsky, Kokoachka, Signac, Lehmden and Hopper. These are careful analyses by such eminent critics as Werner Hoffman, Alfred Hentzen, Fanny Palmer and Kenneth Lindsay. Lithography, a medium popular with young collectors, is emphasized and the experimental work of such innovators as Holf Nesch is handled with insight. Four color plates and 188 black and white photographs create a meaningful backdrop for understanding these erudite, fully documented discussions. A volume designed for the art collector, not the laymen, this will surely enhance his appreciation of the graphic arts.